By Pranav Shahaney

18th Mar, 2023 | 3:40pm

West Ham United shares sale update emerges as Vanessa Gold likely to join board

There is unlikely to be any quick sale of the Gold family’s shares in West Ham with the recent David Kretinsky rumours being wide off the mark.

According to reliable London Stadium insiders Six Foot Two [18 February], Vanessa Gold, the daughter of David Gold, and CEO of Ann Waters, a company that generates an annual turnover of over £100million [Spectator], is likely to join the Hammers board.

18 per cent of David Gold’s shares were held in his own name with another 7 held in a family trust and another company.

Change needed?

The club has not been run too well in the past few years and Kretinsky’s arrival appeared to have changed things for the better.

However, thus far his influence hasn’t been felt and it does not seem like any drastic changes are on the horizon in the coming months.

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Given Kretinsky’s stance on West Ham as a club and business, he does not appear likely to increase his stake and that’s not good news for the fans.

They really believed that he could be the one to transform this side and help them realise their true potential but it seems unlikely to happen.

The best way to get new majority owners is to put the club up for sale as some of the other sides in the Premier League have been recently.

However, whether that happens soon, remains to be seen as there do not appear to be any plans on the horizon as of now.